Thursday, April 24, 2014

Game 4 Notes

Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn/Getty Images
Here is an assortment of thoughts/stats heading into Game Four tonight:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Matt Cooke Likely Out For Remainder of Series

It would appear that Matt Cooke has played his final game in the quarterfinal round.
Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn/USA Today
Early in the second period of last night's 1-0 Wild victory, Matt Cooke made a less than desirable hit on Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie.

Mikael Granlund's Game Winning Goal

Because it can not be watched enough, here is Mikael Granlund's game winning goal from Game Three last night.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Success Does Not Happen Overnight

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Tonight, the Wild will take to the ice at Xcel Energy Center in hopes of cutting their 2-0 quarterfinal series deficit in half. They do so with previous experience in that department, as they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime in Game Three of last year's quarterfinal round.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Once Again

Darcy Kuemper is back as the Wild's number one goaltender. Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP
Once again, the fate of the 2013-14 Minnesota Wild season, is now on the shoulders of 23 year old goaltender Darcy Kuemper.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Chalk Talk: The Dagger In Game 1

In last night's tragic 5-4 overtime loss, Minnesota had a golden chance to bury the Avalanche once and for all in the game. It was just the type of play where you thought "We're going to remember this one later, aren't we?", when the game ends.

*game ends*

Yep, we sure did. Let's dissect the play shall we?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wild vs Avalanche: Who Has The Advantage?

Photo: Associated Press
A little roster comparison for you today.

Key Players For The Wild Against Colorado

Mikael Granlund (left) and Erik Haula (center) are key players for Minnesota.
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Earlier today, we looked at five keys to victory for the Wild in their opening round series against Colorado. Now, we take a look at who the Wild need to be at their best from an individual standpoint.

Minnesota Wild Keys To Victory

Tomorrow the Wild and Avs take part in the third all-time playoff meeting between the two clubs. We took a introductory look at how the two clubs stack up against each other this year on Monday, going over your basic stats and what not.

So now as we dive in to the more specifics of this series, we are going to be looking specifically at what the Wild need to do in order to beat the Avalanche in round one.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Minnesota Wild 2014 Regular Season Awards

More wrap-up of the regular season continues today, as we hand out some hardware for the Wild's 2013-14 regular season. This year, we finally got some names for these various awards, honoring the past Wild players who excelled in these particular categories.

Without further ado, here are the winners: